In a city never too busy to demolish, Peachtree Street’s iconic buildings on display at Georgia Tech

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In a city that doesn’t hesitate to tear down old buildings, Georgia Tech is providing glimpses of the iconic structures that created Atlanta’s marquee Peachtree Street corridor. About 30 buildings are represented in the exhibit, titled, “The Peachtree Way.” The buildings’ stories are told through architectural drawings, renderings, and modern photographs.

“These buildings give us an idea of what Peachtree was like, ‘Once upon a time,’” Kirk Henderson, records manager for the Georgia Tech Library and an exhibit organizer, said in a statement. The exhibit provides a sense of what Franklin D. Roosevelt saw in 1932, when he rode in an open car along Peachtree Street. More than 25,000 citizens lined the street to get a glimpse of the presidential candidate whom some already considered an adopted Georgian, because of the time he spent at Warm Springs, according to a report on Galileo, an online initiative of the University System of Georgia.

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